Barbra Levin, the executive director of NFMidatlantic, spoke to Dr. Glaser’s Genetics class about neurofibromatosis. NFMidatlantic is an organization dedicated to educating the public about neurofibromatosis, an autosomal dominant disorder. This is the third semester that Dr. Glaser’s class has had the opportunity to speak to Ms. Levin and each semester the class also speaks to an individual with neurofibromatosis over Skype. Neurofibromatosis causes tumors to form on nervous tissue and can occur anywhere in the body. The disorder can be very disfiguring as a result and can cause other serious complications.
For more information about neurofibromatosis you can follow this link: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/neurofibromatosis/basics/definition/con-20027728